Israel Tours and other Bible Land Tours of World of the Bible
June Israel Tour and Bible Land Tours
Dr. Randall Price has made over 80 trips to Israel and the lands of the Bible, most of them guiding groups on tours of Israel, Jordan, and Turkey. He started the Tour part of his ministry after studying at the Hebrew University in Israel and seeing how it changed his perspective and realized a need for pastors in particular and believers in general to gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the land of Israel and under-standing the Bible in the context of it's geographic and cultural setting. Our Israel tours are typically limited to one bus (50 people) to keep the tour personal and allow complete access to Dr. Price and his wife Beverlee during the tour. Occasionally, depending on the tour, this limit will increase beyond 50.
2016 June Israel (Introductory) Tour is posted below comments. Second Timers Tour to be posted soon!
"I wouldn't trade the experience for anything! I'm thrilled to have finally gone to Israel, and I don't think anybody could have been better tour directors then Randall and Beverlee Price, nor could the tour sites themselves have been have been more appropriate and exciting."- Ron T., Lenexa, KS
"We just returned from the World of the Bible Study Tour hosted by Dr. Price and his wife Beverlee. We have been traveling to Israel for many years now with one of the leading ministries of the Southeast assisiting it in many ways and know Israel very well. Considering this knowledgeable background, we both have the utmost respect for Dr. Price and cannot say enough about his tours. They are professional, educational, informative, and the best planned itinerary we have ever had. Dr. Price and Beverlee are two of the most godly, pleasant down to earth couple we have ever met in any ministry. While Dr. Price took care of the daily tour affairs, Beverlee was constantly attending to everyone's needs. We have been exposed to a lot of other ministry tours and can in all honesty recommend World of the Bible Study Tours over all others. " - Bob & Beverly C., Sevierville, TN
Israel/Mt. Sinai Tour 2010
As a seminary student and a Christian interested in study of the written Word, I am thankful for all of the new images in my mind when reading the Bible. I will not easily forget my whole experience, but especially the time at Mount Sinai, Ein Gedi, Masada and Jerusalem. Those are among my favorites. I enjoyed every bit of it and definitely would recommend it to first-timers to Israel. I saw everything I could possibly want to have seen. One of the best parts of the trip were the people! The pilgrims and the tour leaders. Randall and Beverlee were enjoyable hosts and Kenny and Ovad really made the trip! Heather B.
Israel/Jordan Tour 2011
Arlin and I have been blessed to join many Christian tours (groups) over the years. Each one has provided a dimension to our lives. It is another blessing that everything written on your website about your tour is true. There is the dimension of fellowship and enrichment that cannot be described, only experienced by joining you. Thank you to your ministry for that. Arlin and Lois P., Fullerton,California
Israel/Petra Tour 2012
Our trip was perfect !!! I am a picky traveler .... I always told my husband we were travel snobs because we liked traveling in comfort, and this trip did not disappoint! My favorite part of the trip was Randall's scripture reading and mini sermons! I could not have gone with any other tour and had nearly the experience. The hotels were wonderful, the pace of the days was perfect, Kenny, our tour guide, was excellent, and our travel companions are my new friends :) Julaine C., Houston, TX
Israel/Jordan Tour 2013
I want to thank the Price's, Kenny, and David for the wonderful experience of a life-time. Jan and I could not be more joyous about the experience and truly believe it will be personally beneficial in my opportunities to teach and preach. The trip was the perfect combination of the spiritual, educational, and physical. The enthusiasm and patience of the leadership on this tour was outstanding. When you blend all the personalities, spiritual maturity, and expectations present in the tour and really consider how well everything was conducted and accommodated - it is remarkable. The trip far-exceeded Jan and I's personal expectations, and will always be at the top of our treasured memory possessions. Jim B., San Antonio, TX
Israel/Greece Tour 2014
The experience was wonderful. I have been to Israel 3 other times with other tour groups and this by far was the best tour! Randall and Beverlee were wonderful! Thank you both for making us feel welcomed and special. Jim and Kathy J. , Litella, GA
World of the Bible Summer 2016 Israel Tour
Israel Adventure Tour June 4thth - June 15th, 2016
12 Days -Total Price* from Newark Liberty: $4149
with Optional Second Timers Extension(June 14th -24th)
9 Days -Extension Price: To be announced
Note: As a separate Tour the Second Timers tour will be June 14th-24th with Airfare
*Total price includes United airfare from Newark Liberty, 4 and 5 star Hotels with half board (Breakfast and Dinner),
and all Guide/Bus/Tips cost. Price given is cash price (payment by check). Credit Card can be accepted but with 3 percent upcharge.
Downloadable PDF brochure and registration form to be posted. Tour Term details are in brochure.
ISRAEL FIRST TIMERS ITINERARY
Please note that due to local conditions changes may be made to the itinerary before or during the time of travel.
DAY 1 - Saturday, June 4 - Meet our tour group in NEWARK (EWR) by 8pm (if possible arrive by 7pm) for a 10:50pm departure on Continental Airlines for our flight to the land of Israel.
DAY 2 - Sunday, June 5- Arrive TEL AVIV at 4:15pm and transport to JERUSALEM the holy city and a drive around the city walls. Check-in to the DAN JERUSALEM HOTEL.
DAY 3 - Monday, June 6 - JERUSALEM - Begin our first full day visiting the MT OF OLIVES for an overview. Next we learn about Israel’s history at the ISRAEL MUSEUM visiting the MODEL OF SECOND TEMPLE JERUSALEM, the SHRINE OF THE BOOK, the museum of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the ARCHAEOLOGICAL WING with finds that reveal Israel’s past.Our afternoon takes us to DAVID’s CITY to see the recently excavated remains of the palace and WARREN’S SHAFT and SPRING TOWER from the Jebusite & Canaanite periods, and to walk through HEZEKIAH’S WATER TUNNEL. We conclude our day visiting the new excavations at the POOL OF SILOAM in the KIDRON VALLEY. Overnight at the DAN JERUSALEM HOTEL.
DAY 4 - Tuesday, June 7 - JERUSALEM - Today we enter the TEMPLE MOUNT, site of the Jewish Temple to walk on the ancient platform and visit the WESTERN WALL. Next we visit the JEWISH QUARTER to see the TEMPLE INSTITUTE, where preparations are being made for a future Temple, the FIRST TEMPLE MODEL, the BROAD WALL and the BURNT HOUSE. In the afternoon we explore the TEMPLE MOUNT EXCAVATIONS and the WESTERN WALL TUNNEL which allow us to “walk where Jesus walked” on the original street beside the Temple Mount. Overnight at the DAN JERUSALEM HOTEL
DAY 5 - Wednesday, June 8- COASTAL PLAIN - Following the Mediterranean Sea we arrive at CAESAREA, the resort of Roman officials such as Pontius Pilate and prison of the Apostle Our next stop is MEGIDDO, the name synonymous with Armageddon to tour the ancient site. Next we go to the NAZARETH VILLAGE where we will experience a re-creation of daily life & customs in Jesus’ day! We climax our day high above the SEA OF GALILEE on MT ARBEL for a panoramic view of the ancient sites associated with Jesus’ ministry and the 2,000 year-old city of TIBERIAS. Overnight at the CAESAR PREMIER HOTEL situated beside the sea.
DAY 6- Thursday, June 9 - GALILEE - Begin today on the MOUNT OF BEATITUDES site of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Then descend by foot along the “pilgrim’s path” to TABGHA (Peter’s Primacy) where Jesus met the disciples after His resurrection. Then visit CAPERNAUM, the synagogue where Jesus preached, and see the JESUS BOAT, a 2,000 year old fishing boat and take our own BOAT RIDE across the sea of Galilee to EIN GEV. In the afternoon we journey to the GOLAN HEIGHTS to see the archaeological site of TEL DAN with a gate from Abraham’s time and the high place of Jeroboam and CAESAREA PHILIPPI (palace of Herod Philip and Temple of Pan. Return to the Galilee for a Baptismal service at YARDENIT and return to the CAESAR PREMIER HOTEL beside the Sea of Galilee.
DAY 7- Friday, June 10 – JORDAN VALLEY/JUDEAN DESERT- Begin our day at BETH-SHEAN, one of the largest archaeological sites in Israel with Egyptian, Philistine, and Roman remains. We then drive to Jericho and then Qumran, site of the community that produced the Dead Sea Scrolls and of Dr. Price’s excavations on the southern plateau and then on to EIN BOQEK to check-in to the beautiful DAVID DEAD SEA RESORT HOTEL (formerly Le Meridian Hotel). Leisure time to enjoy the amenities of the hotel’s spa (optional), the immense swimming pool or experience floating in the DEAD SEA at the hotel’s private beach. Delicious evening buffet.
DAY 8 – Saturday, June 11 – JUDEAN DESERT- Begin the day at MASADA site of the Jew’s final stand against the Romans in A.D. 73, ascending by cable cars to see the remains of Herod’s palatial fortress. Next we drive to EIN-GEDI where David hid from Saul and composed some of the psalms. Then return to the beautiful DAVID DEAD SEA RESORT Hotel .
DAY 9 - Sunday, June 12- BETHLEHEM- Christmas comes early this year as this morning you enter BETHLEHEM. Climb the HERODIAN, the mountain-fortress of Herod the Great where the infamous king’s still lies entombed, then to the SHEPHERD’S FIELD (YMCA) to sing Christmas carols inside a shepherd’s cave (with manger outside!). Next we enter the CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, the traditional birthplace of Jesus and site of Jerome’s translation of the Latin Vulgate. After time to shop at an OLIVE WOOD STORE we go on to Jerusalem and check in to the DAN JERUSALEM HOTEL.
DAY 10 - Monday, June 13- JERUSALEM - Begin today at the Temple Mount Sifting Project to experience some real archaeological workin sifting soil removed directly from under the Temple Mount. Next we return to the MT of OLIVES and walk down “disciples path” to DOMINUS FLEVIT, the place where Christ wept over Jerusalem and to the GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE where He prayed. We then visit CAIAPHAS’ HOUSE, the home of the high preist that presided over the Jewish trial of Jesus. We end the day with a reflective visit to Yad Vashem, the Jewish Holocaust Memorial and then return to the DAN JERUSALEM HOTEL.
DAY 11 - Tuesday, June 14- JERUSALEM - Begin today walking the VIA DOLOROSA, Jesus’ path to the cross. Entering at St. Stephen's Gate, with a visit to St. Anne's Crusader Church and seeing the POOL OF BETHESDA. Continuing on the Via Dolorosa we come to the Church of the Flagillerium and the LITHOSTROTHOS ending at the CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE, the traditional site of the crucifixion and tomb of Jesus. Our reflection on the sufferings of the Savior climax at the GARDEN TOMB with a COMMUNION SERVICE under the olive trees. Special FAREWELL DINNER at an exclusive Isralei restaurant and then to BEN-GURION Airport for your security check-in and 11:55 P.M. flight to the U.S. Second Timers group returns to the DAN JERUSALEM HOTEL.
DAY 12 - Wednesday, June 15- Israel Group arrives at Newark at 4:20am, transfer to domestic flights for home with your wonderful memories of the land of Israel!
Second Timers Tour Itinerary - June 14th (flying from USA) -25th, 2016 to be posted soon
SECOND TIMERS TOUR TO BE POSTED SOON
The Stones Cry Out (book) introduces you to the places and personalities involved in revealing biblical history. Read about and see exclusive photos of the sites you will visit on our tour. Many charts and diagrams also help you get a grasp of the various historical time periods and new archaeological discoveries.
The Stones Cry Out DVD/Video takes you on an archaeological journey hosted by Dr. Price letting you preview many of the places you will experience on the tour.
World of the Bible Tours (WBT) is the tour ministry division of World of the Bible Ministries. WBT organizes and conducts inspirational study tours to the Bible lands to give Christians a firsthand and life-changing experience with the living world of the Bible.
Our tours are completely customized, personally hosted and instructed by Dr. Randall Price, include international airfare, deluxe coach, first-class hotels, meals, special dinners, cultural events, government-licensed guides, tips, taxes, and porterage.
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